Adventure and Fun in Washington County, Indiana

Welcome to the heart of Southern Indiana, where picturesque landscapes, warm hospitality, and a touch of nostalgia await you. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and embark on an unforgettable journey through Washington County, a charming destination that promises to soothe your soul and ignite your sense of adventure.

List Categories and Listings by B

Beck's Mill
4433 South Beck's Mill Road, ,

The Mill was rebuilt in 1863-64 and made into this two story structure. The Mill continued to operate until approximately 1950. Beck's Mill was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. Beck's Mill is the only extant mill in Indiana that used only grindstone milling in the entire milling process. View additional information on seasonal hours and special events on this website or visit their website at

Beck's Mill Gristmill
4433 South Beck's Mill Road, ,

The original Beck's Mill was constructed in 1808. That facility served the needs of George Beck's family and the newly arriving settlers until approximately 1825. Then a new and enlarged Mill was reconstructed into a building of approximately 30 feet by 30 feet. The Mill was again rebuilt in 1863-64 and made into this two story structure. The Mill continued to operate until approximately 1950. In 2005 a group participating in the Awareness Washington County (AWC), a Washington County leadership development program, decided to explore the possibility of restoring the Mill. As a tribute to the determination of the members and their understanding of t ...

Beck's Mill Hiking Trails
4433 South Beck's Mill Road, ,

Becks Mill includes three miles of trails at this site, built by the Hoosier Hikers Council in collaboration with the Friend’s of Beck’s Mill. This trail system winds over the property’s hills, passing three more springs, until finally skirting the edge of the high, sheer bluff of Mill Creek below. Springtime visitors are rewarded with thick blankets of wildflowers along the trails, including Wild Geranium, Violets, pink and purple Spring Larkspur, Columbine, and Trillium.

Berkey Building

The Berkey Building was completed in 1882 and is located at the corner of North Main on the Salem Public Square and is a very good example of Italianate commercial architecture. The Italianate style is the most common building style extant on the square. The two story building is brick with limestone corbeling, brackets and lintels. Round arched window hoods with keystones and prominent eave brackets are distinctive elements. The Berkey Building, is actually a pair of store fronts patterned with a variety of horizontal courses. Its wide cornice is articulated by repetitive brackets and saw tooth dentilling. Recessed panels separate the vertical me ...

Big Spring Nature Preserve
8029 Big Spring Road, ,

Big Spring is situated at the base of a steep spring alcove and represents an alluviated cave spring (one which has been previously covered by stream sediments). The rise pit is about 15 feet in diameter and an estimated 6-8 feet deep. The water originates from the sinkhole plain to the northeast. The minimum flow has been recorded to be 450 gallons per minute (or 650,000 gallons/day). The adjacent hillside contains a small, but high-quality old-growth forest. Large white, red, black and chinquapin oak dominate the forest. The understory is dominated by Indiana natives including pawpaw, sugar maple, and spicebush. Parking and trail. Use of chur ...

Billy Martin's Store
10295 South State Road 335, ,

Established in 1859, Billy Martin's Store is a family-owned and operated business serving Pekin, IN and the surrounding areas. Billy Martin's store is the oldest store in Indiana that has been passed down from father to son. We offer quality appliances, carpeting, flooring, furniture, and mattresses for your home. Take advantage of our financing options and FREE delivery services. Call us for a FREE estimate. We are locally owned and operated and have been in the Appliances, Furniture, and Mattresses business for years. It's our business to know everything about the most popular and reliable manufacturers around. We have long standing relationshi ...

Blue River Natural and Scenic River System
5 US HWY 150, ,

The Blue River originates in Washington County northeast of Salem Indiana and flows south to form the natural boundary between Crawford County and Harrison County, Indiana. The Blue River continues south to the Ohio River. The Blue River was designated as Indiana's First State Natural and Scenic River System and is a favorite outdoor recreation destination in Indiana.

35 Public Square, ,

Born provides the women of Washington County (and beyond) with high quality clothing and a high quality shopping experience that leaves them feeling confident in their personal style.

Briar Patch Antiques, Uniques, & Salon
5653 IN 56, ,

Visit the Briar Patch for a wide selection of antiques, home décor items, and collectables. Salon services also available.

Brick Sidewalks

Enjoy the original brick sidewalks on north Main Street in Salem. Those bricks add a sense of history and charm to go along with the beautiful homes located on this street.

Brick Street Sampler
36 Public Square, ,

Offering the finest in furniture, home décor, and gifts for over 20 years on the Historic Salem town square!

Buggy Capital of the World

The firm of Platt, Martin & Gordon was established in the year of 1803 in Salem. It was an establishment that increased in magnitude rapidly, employing many workmen. From the start they put out finished wagons, buggies and carriages of the latest improved patters. using up-to-date, modern machinery. They also supplied foreign orders for wagon hubs, fellows, shafts, spokes etc. thereby putting money in circulation from the sale of articles of home production. This manufacturing plant was a great acquisition to our town. They were rapidly gaining prestige, favor and patronage in new districts, holding with firmness, by fair dealing, old customers. Ord ...

Category People & History
Burger King
103 E. Hackberry Street, ,

Sorry, this website uses features that your browser doesn’t support. Upgrade to a newer version of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge and you’ll be all set.